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Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father’s homeland

Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father’s homeland

By Andrew Beatty*   Washington (AFP) – Barack Obama will make a long-awaited return to Kenya this July, visiting his father’s homeland for the first time since becoming US president, the White House announced Monday.  During the much-delayed visit, Obama will attend a summit to encourage entrepreneurship and meet the country’s controversial leader Uhuru Kenyatta.   Obama’s late father was from a small village near the shores of Lake Victoria. He met Obama’s white American mother in Hawaii, where they … Read entire article »

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Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father’s homeland

Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father’s homeland

By Andrew Beatty*   Washington (AFP) – Barack Obama will make a long-awaited return to Kenya this July, visiting his father’s homeland for the first time since becoming US president, the White House announced Monday.  During the much-delayed visit, Obama will attend a summit to encourage entrepreneurship and meet the country’s controversial leader Uhuru Kenyatta.   Obama’s late father was from a small village near … Read entire article »

Nigerian Born Woman Set To Become The First African Mayor in Spain

Nigerian Born Woman Set To Become The First African Mayor in Spain

The story of Helen Mukoro, the Nigerian born Spanish lawyer, politician and writer fits in as the stone the master builders rejected which became the chief corner stone of the building. The same place she was rejected and thrown out due to the color of her skin has equally turned out to be a place she has gained acceptance and … Read entire article »

Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

South African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the New York Times reports. The 31-year-old made his debut as a contributor to the nightly satirical show last December. His first appearance took aim at racial tensions in the US, saying: “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa.” Stewart announced … Read entire article »

Nigerian president quits voting station after tech glitch

Nigerian president quits voting station after tech glitch

Otuoke (Nigeria) (AFP) – Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan turned up Saturday to accredit himself and his wife Patience for his re-election bid but problems with new voting technology forced to him to temporarily abandon his plans. The incumbent leader, who is seeking a second term of office, arrived at his hometown polling station of Otuoke in southern Bayelsa state at about … Read entire article »

Kenyan ministers suspended over corruption claims

Kenyan ministers suspended over corruption claims

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended four cabinet ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals. A fifth minister stepped aside earlier. The officials were mentioned in a report handed to parliament by the president this week. Some had defied the president’s order to step aside and allow investigations into corrupt dealings in ministries that include transport, energy, … Read entire article »

Nigeria’s voting extended as millions choose new president

Nigeria’s voting extended as millions choose new president

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has extended voting to Sunday after problems occurred as millions turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. The polling will continue Sunday in some areas where new machines were not reading voters’ biometric cards, said Kayode … Read entire article »

Angelle B. Kwemo Congratulates the First 1000 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) Entrepreneurs

Angelle B. Kwemo Congratulates the First 1000 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) Entrepreneurs

Witnessing the birth of a new generation of “Africapitalists”   LAGOS, NIGERIA- Angelle B. Kwemo, Founder & Chair, Believe in Africa (BIA) and Managing Director & CEO, Rimsom Strategies, Ltd., joins the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program Selection Committee (TEEP) members to congratulate the 1000 entrepreneurs who will participate in the TEEP 2015 class.  Kwemo said:”We salute Tony O. Elumelu, CON for his vision and … Read entire article »

A consensual Agenda 2063 is expected to succeed: Experts

A consensual Agenda 2063 is expected to succeed: Experts

The message that came out strong and clear at the Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development currently taking place in Addis Ababa, is that the Agenda 2063, has a higher chance of success compared to … Read entire article »

Before you marry or even have sex in Africa, do you know the age of consent? In Angola, it is 12 years

Before you marry or even have sex in Africa, do you know the age of consent? In Angola, it is 12 years

By Benon Herbert Oluka* On average, one out of two girls in Malawi will also be married by their eighteenth birthday, according to the United Nations. WHEN two Ugandan public figures were arrested early this year for allegedly having sex with minors, each in their defence waved the “I-was-framed” card. The well-known pair have been charged with defiling two 16-year-olds in separate instances, accusations they … Read entire article »